Is sharing of towel with one’s partner hygienic? Or it’s simply a stupid and unnecessary romantic stuff.
Vickey KuhnNew You
Should I share towel with my partner?
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A bath towel seems harmless. After all, you clean your body immediately before using it. However, your body can still carry lots of bacteria, fungi and other invisible microbes. Because those tiny particles can live in the towel, they can spread to the next person who uses it, causing skin infections and issues. Bacteria can enter the body through cuts, sores and open wounds, which can potentially lead to additional illnesses. Beyond the potential health risks, there are a few other reasons not to share towels. One of them becomes clear if you think about your own drying routine. You likely dry off every inch of your body, and so do the other people who may use your towel. You have no way of knowing which parts of the towel they used for each body part. This is a thought that makes most people uncomfortable and is often enough to warrant using separate towels.
The short answer to this question is no. It may seem harmless, but a towel can harbor lots of bacteria that grows in a damp, warm bathroom environment. If you share a towel with someone who has an infection caused by bacteria, you’ll be exposed to those invisible pathogens, which puts you at risk for getting the same infection. In some cases, you can get sick from the bacteria, even if your towel-sharing partner isn’t affected by it. The human body is covered in germs, even after bathing. Those invisible particles come off of your body as you dry yourself, and cling to the towel until someone else touches it.